David Oakey, a world leading product designer, and Cindi Oakey, a trend analyst, describe how the design industry is responding to consumer's need through colors, textures and forms that mimic nature in an effort to foster wellbeing.
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The Future Focus awards were created to recognize talented young professionals in the floorcovering industry. This year's winners are employed in the dealer segment, including retailers, distributors and commercial contractors.
Editor Jessica Chevlaier reports on the latest trends in carpet tile design, with the focus moving from impressive architectural elements to a people-centered focus that is blurring the design lines within the sectors.
Executive editor Darius Helm discusses the evolution of rigid LVT products, its advantages over existing flooring, the leaders in the rigid LVT market and the rigid LVT's market impact on other flooring categories, noting laminate as the hardest hit.
Contributing editor Ruth Simon McRae reports on the rapidly approaching needs of the influx of Baby Boomers into retirement communities, bringing with it an even greater need to accommodate the huge variety of spaces and functions.
Contributing editor Sonya Jennings interviews four prominent flooring retailers to find out the considerations they weigh when choosing between working with contractors and using in-house installers.
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses the changes with the flooring business, including Interface closing many of its Flor retail stores, Shaw's dealer convention in Orlando, Florida, and Domotex Germany's reformatting of its 2018 show.
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Lauren Rottet, an Interior Design Hall of Famer, concerning the elements that led her to pursue interior design, her design philosophy, her mentors along the way and the location of her inspiration for each project.
Editor Jessica Chevalier interviews the Calvetta brothers for the secret to their success as flooring retailers, which they attribute to their customer focus and the relationships they foster within their family and their community.
Wade Robinson discusses his top flooring picks, including hand-painted cement tile and tile and wood combinations, inspired by his design philosophy of balancing both style and pragmatism in a space.